Lake County Collects Household Hazardous Waste in Eustis and Lady Lake

August 5, 2017

TAVARES — Lake County Solid Waste is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at the following two collection events: Thursday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. – noon at the Lady Lake Convenience Center, located at 1200 Jackson St., in Lady Lake. Thursday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. – noon at the Eustis Square Shopping Center parking lot, located at 218 W. Ardice Ave., Eustis. Representatives…

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Clermont Home Invasion Suspects Arrested After One Dies

July 31, 2017

CLERMONT, Fla. — Officials have identified the 22-year-old suspect shot by a tenant during an armed home invasion Sunday morning. Aswad Emmanuel Velazquez of Sanford died at Celebration Hospital in Kissimmee, shortly after he was taken there by his three co-suspects, said Sgt. Fred Jones on Monday, a spokesman for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Isiah Velazquez, 19, who is Aswad Velazquez’s brother, as well as Tareak Ilarreza, 18, and Lawrence Omar Alexis, 22,…

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Park-goers invited to explore Ellis Acres Reserve and other parklands in August

July 25, 2017

PAISLEY, Fla. — Lake County Parks & Trails is offering free, guided events during the month of August, many of which highlight the unique natural resources of Ellis Acres Reserve in Paisley. The property encompasses nearly the entire western shoreline of Lake Akron and lands west to County Road 42. Many species of wildlife have been observed at the site including the Florida black bear, sandhill crane, white-tailed deer, Sherman’s fox…

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Lake County Commission to Discuss Tentative Millage and Adopt TRIM Rates

July 22, 2017

TAVARES, Fla. – The Lake County Board of County Commissioners is wrapping up its budget workshops for Fiscal Year 2018 at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11 at the Board Chambers, located on the second floor of the County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares. The board will discuss the tentative millage and adopt the TRIM (Truth in Millage) rates. TRIM rates can be lowered, but not raised, once placed on the…

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One Dead and One Hospitalized in Second Shooting of the Night in Mount Dora

July 22, 2017

MOUNT DORA, Fla. – Lake County Deputies responded to a 911 call in reference to a shooting in Mount Dora hours after a previous shooting at Wal-Mart according to a press release. Deputies received the call around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning and were dispatched near the 2000 block of Sheridan Road in Mount Dora. Upon arrival, deputies located two men who were suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims found in…

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Pastfinders Genealogical Society Event

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July 21, 2017

Lake County, Fla.- Pastfinders Genealogical Society Event is proud to offer genealogical information and help. The event will be held at the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont, Florida. The event will take place every first Monday, second Tuesday, third Wednesday, and fourth Thursday for July and August. Volunteers will be available for assists on July 27th, August 7th, 15th, and 23rd. The event will begin at 10 am. If you’re…

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Lake County Fire Rescue paramedics participate in elite EMS competition

July 21, 2017

TAVARES, Fla. — A team of four Lake County Fire Rescue paramedics competed for the first time in Florida’s premier emergency medical services competition. Lake County paramedics Lt. Jason Rivera, Firefighter Gary Gratz, Lt. Albert Howard and EMS Chief Dan Miller were among more than 300 EMS leaders and personnel gathered in Orlando last week for the 2017 Bill Shearer International ALS/BLS Competition CLINTON. “The event was a great opportunity for…

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Eustis Woman Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charges

July 18, 2017

EUSTIS, Fla. – A Eustis woman was arrested on animal cruelty charges Monday after deputies discovered several malnourished horses at the “Kings Cove Horse Rescue” located on Huff Road in Eustis. According to a press release, officials with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Animal Enforcement Unit received an anonymous tip on July 12 in reference to possible neglect. Officials went to the home to investigate and spoke with the owner of Kings…

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Lake County honors probation officers during Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week

July 18, 2017

TAVARES — During Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week July 16-22, the Lake County Probation Services Division will join agencies across the nation in recognizing the work that pretrial, probation and parole supervision professionals do for public safety. To further this effort, Probation staff was honored by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners with a proclamation during the board meeting on July 11. Lake County probation officers make over 10,000 face-to-face…

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New Pizza Place Captures Taste Buds of Locals on First Day Open

July 3, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – Dishing out fresh pizza and sandwiches, the new Johnson’s Pizza Pi has captured the attention and the taste buds of many locals right out of the gate.   Restauranteur David Johnson and his wife Heather opened their pizza parlor on July 1 and posts appeared in social media groups the same day urging people to stop in and try their “outstanding pizza and sandwiches”. After a short visit,…

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